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Next Event: February 23, 2018.

Mr. Loyd Dykman served on Metro Lutheran Ministry’s Board of Directors for twelve years, acting as president for nine of those years.  This lecture series honors his dedication to education, MLM and to our community. 

Tangled Up in the Red, White, and Blue:
An Urgent Call to Resist the Hijacking of Christian Faith by American Nationalism

"Nationalism makes it impossible to see the kingdom of God and diminishes Jesus from 'King of Kings' to the reduced role of 'personal savior.'" - Brian Zahnd

Pastor, theologian, and author Brian Zahnd reintroduces us to the gospel of Peace and challenges our notions of what it means to be a follower of Christ in America today. 

Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to WineA Farewell To MarsBeauty Will Save the World, and Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness.

This free event will be held on Friday, February 23rd at Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Avenue) from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. RSVPs are not required. 

Need more information? 
Contact Kelly Seward at or 816.285.3141.



Join fellow MLM supporters for an inspiring evening featuring a nationally acclaimed speaker.